Self study courses for director development

According to the UK Corporate Governance Code, all directors should regularly update and refresh their skills and knowledge.

For busy executives, keeping up to date can be a chore if it requires setting aside extensive special study times, And it can be counter-productive to try to absorb too much information all at once.

That's why these resources have been designed in chunks of no more than 20 minutes - so that they can be consumed while you take a coffee  break or listen in the car or on the train. And with audio, visual and print elements they appeal to all learning styles. ​

Here you will find a range of resources to support you throughout your career as a director, including due diligence before you accept a seat on a board, induction, foundation training and continuing professional development.

​All products and programmes are covered by our full cancellation/money back guarantee.

CPD for Directors - annual programme

Unfortunately, where regulation and litigation are concerned, ignorance is no excuse.

Regulation, litigation and corporate governance evolve and change.

The Corporate Governance Code, which is a model for best practice for companies of any size, says this:

"All directors should regularly update and refresh their skills and knowledge."​

If you're a member of a professional institution you're already required to commit to a personal programme of continuing professional development (CPD). But, what do you do to update and refresh your skills and knowledge as a director?

CPD for Directors provides content specifically developed to supplement your existing CPD programme. helping you continuously develop your awareness and skills as a director.

Every month you receive a Directors' Briefing newsletter, an easy to read CPD Guide and interviews with leading practitioners and thought leaders.

All information is designed in chunks of no more than 20 minutes so that they can be consumed while you take a coffee break or listen in the car or on the train. And with  audio, video and print elements they appeal to all learning styles.

When you subscribe to CPD for Directors you receive your own A4 wire-bound CPD Record document so you can plan your activities in advance and record your progress.  ​

Here is a section of the CPD Guides you receive month by month - both by post and online.​

  • Building Your Own Support Network
  • Networking as a Director
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Away Days and Corporate Retreats
  • Finance for Non-financial Managers
  • Vision, Mission and Values
  • Scenario Planning
  • Annual Report and Accounts
  • Executive Coaching
  • Influencing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Strategy

Delivered each month to your door - and online:

the essential Directors' Briefing

CPD Guide to ...

essential Listening for Directors

Includes free Directors Induction Pack

Includes free My Personal CPD Record

Directors Induction Pack

Important research reveals that, regardless of sector, the average board member takes up to two years to feel fully competent in their role and confident in their position.

This is such a terrible waste. 

As a director, you are responsible for obtaining the information you need to become as effective as possible in your new role within the shortest possible time.

You should expect the support of the other members of your board, especially your chairman and company secretary.

Obviously, some key information and training is specific to your organisation. 

However, there is also a core foundation of skills and knowledge that every director needs to know or revise.

That's why we have produced this comprehensive information pack - including a new director's induction checklist so that you can easily ensure you address all relevant issues.

Your personal induction pack contains:

  • My Personal CPD Record - A4 wire bound CPD year planner and record document
  • New Director's Induction Checklist
  • CPD Guide to Becoming a Director
  • CPD  Guide to Roles and Responsibilities of Directors
  • CPD Guide to Corporate Governance
  • essential Checklists for Directors and Boards
  • CD interviews: Lifelong Learning

Total price: £97.50 incl p&p

or: three payments of £39.50​

The Essential Directorship Masterclass

"Achieving Excellence at Board Level"

The Essential Directorship Masterclass is a 30+ module multi-media programme covering the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to provide you with the comprehensive foundation needed to become a successful and effective director.

Study the programme in your own time and then refer to individual modules when when you need to revise your knowledge or prepare for a particular event.

Comprehensive workbook

1. Why become a director?

2. Company directors and functions of a board

3. Before you become a director

4. Corporate governance and the role of the board

5. Company finance

6. Roles and responsibilities of directors

7. The non-executive director

8. The transition phase

9. Practical challenges

10. Behaviours

11. Effective meetings

12. Performance measures

13. Strategic thinking

14. Business planning, risk analysis and mitigation

15. Effective communication with stakeholders

16. About the Brefi Group

Personal introduction from Richard Winfield - founder of the Brefi Group

Directors' e-course - free taster

Director training direct to to your inbox

Directors need to think and act like directors, improve their strategic thinking skills and understand their roles and responsibilities as directors.

Register today to receive the weekly directors e-course, including 16-page guide to evaluating performance.

Quickly and easily develop the fundamental skills required by every director and become more confident, more effective, more easily.

Register today and information and exercises will arrive regularly in your in box.

Cancellation/Money Back Guarantee

When you purchase a product or programme you will be expected to pay in advance, but if within the first 90 days you decide it is not for you, let us know, return the materials and we'll arrange a full refund.

You can cancel subscriptions at any time - no contract.​